December 03, 2015
Story by Sammy Scheman
Going to college is an amazing experience. Everyone tells you that before you go, but it’s hard to really understand why it’s so important until you live through it yourself. Living on my own as an adult has been a new and confusing experience. I liked the increased independence to some extent, but was unaware of how scary this new “real world” could be. Classes and experiences alike helped me learn how to navigate the difficulties of this new world. For example, I didn’t know anything about our confusing...
October 26, 2015
Disclaimer: I am all for women wearing whatever they choose. If you want to wear a traditionally sexy Halloween costume, by all means, please do it. I just want to give other options besides Sexy Cecil the Lion, ya feel?
1. Amy from Trainwreck
Giving a voice to all 20-somethings who...
October 12, 2015
March 16, 2015
Story by: Kendall Siewert
I get it – women don’t like to talk about their vaginas. I’m hardly the first person to realize this silence. Eve Ensler lamented it when she compiled The Vagina Monologues almost 20 years ago, and I’m lamenting it today. So let’s talk about it now. Here are five reasons why all college women should absolutely see a gynecologist based on U.Va.’s Student Health website, and I promise I will not use the term “sexually active” once in this article.
1. A good gynecologist can...
February 13, 2015
Katharine Hepburn, Hollywood icon, defined success on her own terms.
With the 87th Academy Awards ceremony coming up on Feb. 22, we mustn’t forget the woman who still holds the record for the most acting wins in history: Katharine Hepburn. Despite her lack of glamorization in comparison to her silver screen counterparts and almost being shunned by filmmakers for a series of box office flops, Hepburn was nominated for 12 Academy Awards for Best...
September 12, 2014
Story by: Olivia Knott*
Ah, the school year has begun! While you may be tempted to split your time between hours of reading (ahem, procrastinating) on the bottom floor of Clemons and dancing the night away on the top floor of Trinity, why not use this year to make a difference for others? U.Va. is home to around 350 clubs. While this may sound intimidating, fear not! With the help of my peers...
August 26, 2014
Story and photos by: Sophia Socarras
My childhood dream was to become an interior designer. While most kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons, I spent my weekend mornings watching HGTV design shows and helping my parents pick paint colors for our house. When I finally moved into an apartment this semester, I was excited to decorate my own place! Whether you’re moving into a new place or are looking to change it up a bit in your apartment, dorm or house, here are my top 5 tips to make the most of your space.
August 14, 2014
Story and photos by: Sophia Socarras
The summer has finally ended, and if you're anything like me, you've probably already started making plans for next summer. This past summer I spent my time picnicking on the Lawn with friends, getting ahead on the classes I need for my major and exploring Charlottesville. Here are my top 5 r easons you should stay in Charlottesville next summer....
June 09, 2014
Story by: Olivia Knott
Before you spend summer re-watching Friday Night Lights for the third time on Netflix (of which I am guilty), consider watching a documentary. Here are my five picks for documentaries that focus on women; while vastly different from one another, each one will inspire and make you think. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide If you’re interested in women’s global issues, this two-part documentary is an excellent place to start. Based on the...
April 18, 2014
1. “Mean Girls,” 2004 Based in part on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, this 21st-century classic defined the middle school years of a generation of current 20-somethings. Part social commentary on female high school cliques, part Tina Fey, Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams at their best (and cattiest), “Mean Girls” is...
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